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National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition 2018

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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms

Profile

The National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC) 2018 is inviting path breaking revolutionary and scalable business ideas in the life sciences domain spanning:

  • Healthcare including drug discovery and development, vaccines, regenerative medicine, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, healthcare IT
  • Agri-biotech including food and nutraceuticals, soil health, and plant based therapeutics
  • Animal health
  • Industrial biotech including clean and renewable energy, water, and waste management

Format of the competition

Round 1: NBEC campaign will reach out to aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established companies across India. A ‘Call for Applications’ will be announced through various media. Applicants will have to apply online in the prescribed format. A panel of experts from industry academia and investor community will review the proposals and shortlist the top 100 - 150 business ideas.

Round 2: The shortlisted applicants will be invited to make a presentation to a Jury. These presentations will be held in 4 or 5 cities across the country. The jury will select the top 20 - 40 business ideas in this round.

Round 3: The selected applicants will attend a residential entrepreneurship development boot camp and intense mentoring sessions over 2 days at C-CAMP, Bengaluru. At the end of the boot camp, the finalists will make their business plan presentation before a Grand Jury, which will select the winners of NBEC.

Qualification

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs, biotech companies, and start-ups
  • Applicant should be a citizen of India
  • If the applicant is a company, the company should be registered in india and majority ownership should be Indian
  • Idea should have a deep science based biotech element/component
  • Biotech includes: healthcare
    including drug discovery and development, vaccines, regenerative medicine, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, healthcare IT; agri-biotech including food and nutraceuticals, soil health, plant based therapeutics; animal health; industrial biotech including clean and renewable energy, water, and waste management

To Apply

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Posted on 03 Sep 2018.

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